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Questions that don't deserve their own thread
Stupid question thread
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Why no question to start us off?
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Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
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why is op a faggot?

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OK guys, it's been a while since we've had this thread.

What tools are absolutely awesome, but not everyone knows how awesome they are?

I was at walmart the other day and I was looking at pic related.

It was 18 bucks, but it looked really handy, worth buying?

tl;dr post less common tools that are really handy
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>>986747
Looks fairly weak and very easy to fuck up bolts, maybe I'm wrong but I don't trust it.
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just get a crescent wrench, that thing is a POS
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>>986747
Nice nutfucker, bro.

Is there any way to reliably seal these?

Water tight. Resistant to air trying to escape. I am looking to build a pontoon and some one has been begging to get rid of a few.

If I can't seal them I will just fill them with empty water bottles and lock them off but in the event one blows open/breaks away I don't want to litter the sea with hundreds of plastic bottles.

I googled it already.
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fill it with expanding foam
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>>995826
Keep them upside down. The soda bottle idea is a good one, fyi.
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One in the picture should already be air tight.
If you really want to make sure it will float no matter what stuff it with foam.

I just got a small and power efficent pc for free (eee pc 1007). I read that it uses 40 watts, and now i'm left wondering if i could run it on "natural" power like wind, sun light etc. I live in a windy city but my house is not that high, also sun shines pretty much 24/7 now that its summer. I have some scrap materials to make small wind generator and such. What do you think /diy/, what kind of power source could keep up with the pc? and yes i'm planning to keep it on 24/7
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>>995704
Basically, you'll need-
>UPS capable of running for 10-12hr
>Rectifier to convert DC-AC which goes to the UPS
>Solar Panels to Rectifier

Then you're going to need to figure out how many amps it draws and how many you can put back into the UPS as well as losses from the system itself.
Wind-generators are pretty fucking useless things really, solar's semi-dependable but you're going to need...
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>>995722
atm its using old laptop charger which outputs 20v 4,5 amps. so i think solar panels aren't worth it as they cost a lot and are bit overkill for one pc
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>>995722
>UPS capable of running for 10-12hr
>Rectifier to convert DC-AC which goes to the UPS
>Solar Panels to Rectifier

Well.. okay?
That's overcomplicating things a bit, especially in the DC-AC rectifier bit.

Basically you'd be going DC -> AC -> DC -> AC for no reason.
Now, sticking with the UPS plan, you could just buy a charge controller and hook it up directly to the UPS battery or better...
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Hey /DIY/,
I got a pair of first edition Marshall Majors that need some repair. I've found where the wire broke in the cord and bought a new TRRS plug to replace the ungodly sealed one it came with. Trouble is, the original plug was a full plastic mold with the wires inside, so I couldn't figure out which wires went where.

I've a standard TRRS plug, vut the wires are like this:

Blueish-green wire
Copper/gold with with fiber
Copper/gold wire
Red wire in insulation sleeve
Reddish wire

Sorry if vague, I'll take a picture afterwards,...
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>>995638
Just leave some wire when you cut jack off the cord so you can peel the wires on the original plastic jack and use a multimeter to check the continuity and figure out the color.
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>>995641
Unfortunately, I don't have a multimeter. Are they available to rent/lend from hardware stores? Or are they relatively inexpensive to buy?
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>>995645
10$ for a chinse one. It will do what you want. Or rig one up with a LED, a resistor and a battery.

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I want to prank a relative that got me good last month. He left a Bluetooth speaker in the bathroom that recorded me singing in the shower and having a fat ogre shit in the toilet, then sent it to my coworkers & friends.

I want to get him back by making a retractable clown that explodes foward when he opens the bathroom door scaring him, but that's not it. It will also have a taser attached(on low) that will also shock him for double shock value(or pepper spray, still debatin). It will all be on video as well.

Just want to get him back without being weird.
Thoughts?
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Was this a good prank or no?
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>>995413
If you're actually being serious, the tazer is a fucking stupid idea and could potentially kill someone. Pepper spray, likewise, is fucking fucking retarded. Not only is it taking shit too far, but it will fuck over anyone who goes near the bathroom for several hours.

Just put dye in his shampoo or something.
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>>995478
Never thought of it like that. Thought it was jackass worthy or some shit. Sorry. I guess those plans are thrown away.

Good day sir!

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My gf's house has a lot of space behind the walls. You can walk around it but have to duck is the basic shape and size. Looking for Ideas for hidden built in things. Im thinking dresser or speakers.
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>>995389
Those are meant to be there as service walk ways and such. When that old ass house has a pipe burst. You will be happy to have those passage ways.
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>>995389
My old freighter had passages like that which I used for smuggling. That led to me owing Jabba a lot of money when the Empire boarded my ship and took all the stuff.

But that led to all kinds of great adventures for me, so cool anyway.
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>>995932

Why are you embaressing me on here in front of all my friends Dad?

Sometimes I just want to stab you...

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If a resin is "non-toxic when cured" do you think it would be safe to cast hamster tubes with, even if not "food-grade"? The hamster will be walking on it and licking his paws.
I am considering Polycraft FC6620 Fast-Set Water Clear Polyurethane: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321456950653?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Or an epoxy resin: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331836430786?euid=42e9abbdbb064a6dbd38e603135c1afd&cp=1
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>>995204
From what I understand about food grade plastic, its more about breaking down when in contact with food or leaching something not so great into food. That or it holding onto germs and letting them fester if its a reusable plastic cup or something.

I mean it does say non toxic on it, and its not like you are making a water bowl out of it.
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>>995204
>£25.00

isn't that like 25 hamsters worth?
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>>995398
The habitats always cost tenfold what an actual rat, mouse, hamster, guinea pig and other varmints cost.

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Never posted on this board before but here it goes

I'm looking to purchase a vinyl cutter and am
wanting to know if these ebay cutters are as
bad as everybody says. Of course people
with Roland cutters will say they're shit,
but i won't be using it on a commercial level.

Has anybody bought one and if so, how are they?
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>>995103
I have my doubts that anyone on here has one.

But as with anything chinese on the low end side, being sold real cheap on ebay.
Temper your expectations, and be surprised if and when it surpasses them.

I dont know vinyl cutting, but I have seen cheap 3d printers print plastic drag knives, then attach them and plotted pretty accurately through paper and stuff. Just hacking stuff together.

It cant actually be that hard for a specific built printer like in the OP to say cut out some letters and shit....
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>>995113
>It cant actually be that hard for a specific built printer like in the OP to say cut out some letters and shit.

dunno fug about them either, but, I'd dispute that greatly, for a start.. its got to drag a cutting edge around with great accuracy, at exactly the right depth, etc. - the potential for it fucking up, jamming or catching is greatly increased over say, a normal printer. And as we all know, they never fuck up..

These things are, what, $200 new, Rolands, $2k? -...
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>>995143
Im experienced in the cheap chinese 3d printers, and the sheer accuracy and plotting ability of these cheap low priced stepper controlled machines is actually amazing. Much more so than you would think.

The cheap vinyl cutter in the OP looks to use the same GT2 timing belts and steppers, and I would assume the same general stepper controllers. Its all really cheap chinese shit, but it performs so much better than the price would project.

The knife cutting system is very basic looking aswell, Its not as...
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First time poster here, long time lurker.
Basically I own some shitty hilly junk land.
I wanna put some storage in it but it's all hill.
I'm semi inexperienced with diy so I'm probably being retarded here. But I want to put a storage shed in this land, in being the key word, I wanna build a small subterranean storage shed, maybe 6ft by 6ft into a hill. I understand the critiques towards underground building with moisture and maintenance etc but I don't plan to live there any time soon so as far as I can see from practical obstacles it's just...
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>>994823
:V
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Hub and strut geodesic dome with conduit + chicken wire and whatever weatherproofing + backfilled dirt + ???? = profit
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>>994823
Basically just wing it and go very slowly.

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I don’t know much about electronics, but I’m curious. When a board like this (PSU for an LED tile) won’t supply power, what are generally the things to look at/for? I know I’m not showing the traces, so you’ll probably make fun of me, but I’m kind of just curious as to what is (statistically) most likely the problem since this seems to happen so frequently. Bad transformer?
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>>994779
if it worked and then stopped, bad solder joints or capacitor shorted.
if it was it's maiden switch on and you fucked something up on the load side, fuse.

least likely are MOFSETs and control logic, but that doesn't mean they can't fail.
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>>994787
>least likely are MOFSETs and control logic
Zapped MOSFETs are (or at least were some years ago) the single most likely problem in PC PSUs.

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Just found out this site called Inventables, seemed like a dream come true for a casual maker. Woodworking materials for super reasonable prices and not bound by "9001 pieces minimum order" rules.
Alas, while African Mahogany for 10 bucks a piece is a really good offer, 40 dollars for shipping to Sweden is out of the question.
Do similar marketplaces exist inside EU? I live in a small shitty town and I'd rather order online.
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You don't have wood stores in europe? I thought you were civilized?
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>>994730

don't order wood online, op.... just no...
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>>994782
What other options are there?

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I want to buy an air compressor to learn how to paint my car myself, but why do some compressors have small tanks like this? They don't have those big 30 gallon tanks yet they're just as expensive and can cost $300 used or more, so what can they be used for?
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>>994522

Wheel barrow type compressors are meant for rough construction sites as they are a little easier to move around, and are meant to run 3 maybe 4 framing/roofing nailers at the same time. They are not continuous duty though...

A continuous duty comp with a larger tank, higher cfm are necessary for orbital sanders, drills and paint guns...
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Don't know about the electric ones but gas are usually like that because they put out enough air to not need a large tank. Assuming electric ones built like that are just for the sake of being more portable but no reason they should cost what they do
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Related and I don't know /diy/s culture enough to know if it merrits it's own thread.

I'm going to paint an xbox one controller and some auto paint is beautiful so I'm going to use it if I can.
What tool would I need to spray the powder? Is it mixed during spraying or before? (If before that broadens my application options. Would a stensiling sprayer work?

Is it possible to rewire sata cable into usb so i wouldn't have to buy adapter. If so can 2.5 5400rpm hdd run with the power provided by the usb to sata cable or will i have to use external power supply.
pic kinda related
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>>994345
2.5s can run done off of those cables with no external power. More of a /g question
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>>994352
but can i snap usb cable and sata cable then connect them correctly to make adapter?
thats the /diy/ part
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>>994360
no

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does anyone know good tutorials for making my own jewellery

i want to crave wax forms
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>>994325
>>>www.google.com
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>>994325
>making my own jewellery

All that comes to mind is a pearl necklace.
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Let me guess, you are a live at home mom that just discovered that you can sell shit.

Unfortunately your horizon ends at the end of your nose, so you just want to make "jewellery", right?
And if that doesn't work out, you're going to open your own nail saloon, right?

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